PARK ALERT: Lake Harriet is closed due to wildfires in the Mount Hood National Forest.
All campgrounds and day use areas are closed for the 2020 season. All reservations have been refunded.
PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is critical to us. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our recreation partners as we operate our park and recreation facilities.
Masks, face shields or other face coverings are currently required statewide in Oregon for indoor public spaces—this includes park stores, visitor centers and multi-stall restrooms. Effective July 15, face coverings are also required in Oregon’s outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are operating showers on a limited basis and reservable large-group areas with restrictions. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting facilities, posted signage to promoting safety measures and requirements, and cancelled all events and in-person educational programs.
The company is working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC and OHA safety guidelines.
Best-kept secret at Mount Hood
Lake Harriet, near Timothy Lake and Mount Hood, is a 22-acre reservoir that stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and cutthroat and brown trout can also be caught here, making it an angler’s paradise.
An 8-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide shade.
The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and paddling. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Lake Harriet details
Lake Harriet is open year-round for day use. The campground is open from May 22 until Sept. 12, 2020. There is a $5 day-use fee.
For camping reservations, call 877-444-6777 or make a reservation online. Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance.
From Portland, take Highway 224 towards Estacada. Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630. Follow signs for Lake Harriet.
For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.